Scientific Name: Lonchura oryzivora
Malay Name: Jelatik Jawa
Chinese Name: 爪哇禾雀
Found from Java to Bali.
Size: 16 cm
Identification: Adult has greyish upperparts and upper breast, pinkish belly, thick reddish bill, black head with white ear-coverts and black rump to tail. Juvenile has brownish upperparts, dull buffish underparts with streakings at upper breast.
Habitat: Grasslands, parks and open country.
Local Status: Introduced resident, presumed to be extirpated.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Last regularly occurring flock was observed at Serangoon Sewage Works (present day Lorong Halus) in 1987-88. An adult was last photographed at Bishan Park on 23 Aug 2015 and presumed to be a recent escapee.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore